Books by Steve Lopez

Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"There's something for everyone in this smart, comprehensive anthology of West Coast city living."
A novelist and newspaper writer shares a bounty of true stories and observations on life in Southern California. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Energetic prose delivers powerful insights on homelessness and mental illness."
Los Angeles Times columnist Lopez (In The Clear, 2001, etc.) brings empathy, intelligence and humor to his poignant portrait of a homeless man who once studied at Juilliard. Read full book review >
IN THE CLEAR by Steve Lopez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Richard Ford with a sense of humor."
A Jersey Shore town resists the march of progress with a few well-placed explosives, causing no end of trouble for its amiable sheriff—in a crime and culture tale from LA Times columnist and Greater Philly specialist Lopez (The Sunday Macaroni Club, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SUNDAY MACARONI CLUB by Steve Lopez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"While it lacks the depth of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire, Lopez's scathingly sarcastic top-to-bottom exploration of urban corruption overwhelms with dead-on characterizations and lingering belly-laughs. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Hilariously cynical take on small-time ethnic politicos and other craven creeps in the City of Brotherly Love, from an award-winning former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist. Read full book review >
THIRD AND INDIANA by Steve Lopez
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Lopez's real accomplishment here is his rich, layered evocation of a life usually mauled (by the press, on television) with the blunt instruments of sensationalism and crocodile tears. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Lopez captures the gritty urban landscape to perfection and humanizes even his most despicable characters. Read full book review >